Richard Bosman


Richard Bosman is a Neo-Expressionist figurative painter and printmaker whose work draws on the dramatic, often violent, pop culture imagery of comic books, pulp fiction, illustration, and B movies. Bosman was a member of the New York artist collective Colab, and exhibited at the group’s influential “Times Square” show in 1980 alongside Keith HaringJean-Michel Basquiat, and Judy Rifka. Early works such as Disarmed (1982) and Man Overboard (1981) are typical of the violent exuberance derived from his pulp sources. His focus has since shifted to rural Americana, nocturnal cityscapes, burning kitchen appliances, and depictions of the Adirondack wilderness, even as he frequently retains the same narrative ambiguity and Pop sensibility of his earlier work, as demonstrated in River Rising (2009) and Oven Fire (2017). Bosman works in a variety of printmaking techniques, including woodcutetchinglithographyscreenprinting, and monoprint.

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